Sleepless at Shoreditch Town Hall – Review
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Sleepless at Shoreditch Town Hall – Review

Fatal Familial Insomnia (FFI) is a rare genetic disease which robs you entirely of sleep until you die and it is currently believed to affect under 40 families worldwide. Sleepless is an attempt to tell one of these family’s stories. A pregnant Cosmia Trevisan (Balvinder Sopal) has just waved her archaeologist boyfriend off on a dig on the…

Review of Noel Coward’s Home Chat at Finborough Theatre
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Review of Noel Coward’s Home Chat at Finborough Theatre

Unusually, I feel I should begin this review with a few words about the venue. The Finborough Theatre never ceases to amaze me, both in terms of the plays themselves and the staging. The sheer variety and ambition of their productions would do credit to any theatre, let alone one above a pub. The things they manage to…

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Unfaithful is beautifully played and tensely compelling

First performed at The Traverse Theatre in August 2014, Unfaithful by Owen McCafferty is a brutally tender exploration of intimacy and the push pull desire to be free and owned at the same time. This is a play about sex and love and honesty and intimacy. In this new version, directed by Adam Penford at Found 111, it’s…

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David House’s Birth of a Nation at Theatre N16

Who would be an MP? Actually, as there are on average 15 applications for every vacancy, it turns out quite a lot of people would. But you do have to wonder why. The money is OK but the hours, for the majority that really look after their constituency, are long and one minor comment taken…

Extremely enjoyable Sally’s Alright – Camden Fringe Etcetera Theatre
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Extremely enjoyable Sally’s Alright – Camden Fringe Etcetera Theatre

One of the greatest traits of humankind is the ability to be self aware. In fact it is often thought to be one of the deciding factors separating us from animals. I only mention this as it’s amazing how many people have a total lack of self-awareness in their lives. One example of this can…

Review of CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the Camden People’s Theatre
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Review of CTRL+ALT+DELETE at the Camden People’s Theatre

In an unadorned room of the Camden People’s Theatre, Emma Packer’s CTRL+ALT+DELETE achieves so much more than the sum of its parts. A room, a woman and a chair – this is minimalist theatre at its best. We meet Amy (performed by Packer), politically-aware and with a sense of the wider injustices of the world around her, as…